See what over a dozen of
Jim Richardson's nationally successful
Students and Clients have to say:
Stand-Up Comics and Keynote Speakers endorse
working with Jim Richardson
as turning points in their careers.
Now, they offer you insider tips:
what they did before winning all those TV Emmys
and vastly increasing their annual earnings.
Winner of multiple National TV Emmys
“It's about a lot more than just writing jokes.
Jim also helps you choreograph them.
He's what you want:
not just a coach, but a scholar and an historian.
who really knows the subject!”
— DAVID FELDMAN, comedian
David won TV Emmys since 1995 as a staff writer and then, co-producer
for HBO's “Dennis
In 2007, David joined the writing staff of “The Daily Show with Jon
Plus, he also writes for HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher.”
David was a writer for the popular ABC sitcom “Roseanne,”
HBO's “Not Necessarily the News,” and the 2002 & 2003 Emmys.
David has also made numerous stand-up comedy appearances on: “Late Night
with Conan O'Brien,”“The Tonight Show with
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” starring “Seinfeld” co-creator
Larry David, Comedy Central where David had his one-man show,
and until he got way too old, MTV.
"I can tell you this: Richardson has boiled the elements of
presentation down to the most critical and essential.
His mentorship is spot-on-point.
However, there is a commitment that has to be made.
Specifically, you'll have
to put in the time and adhere
to his instruction.
After that, it's perseverance
8-6-13: "Jim can take your stand-up act, your personal appearances and/or whatever
presentation you have in front of a live audience, to an exciting new level.
You put in the effort, the preparation and the time,
and Richardson will make
He'll focus you on the details.
In a word, he will make you terrific."
12-28-14: "Hello, Jim. Just checking in, all these years later.
I just took a look at your (ambitious and comprehensive!)
You’ve become even more detailed!
Still recommend you to people.
Here is my pitch: 'Yes, Jim will make you better as a comic and as a writer.
BUT YOU HAVE
TO FOLLOW HIS PROGRAM DILIGENTLY.
There is no “quick fix.”
are rules and formulas you need to perfect, and you have to LOVE THE PROCESS.
If you do exactly what he teaches, whatever you pay for his instruction is negligible.
You’ll pay that off with one night of work.'
Happy 2015, my friend!"
— TAYLOR MASON, comedian, musician and ventriloquist
10 times on NBC-TV's “The
Was on-the-air network host for NBC-TV's “America's Talking,” the
first all-talk cable network!
He has his own national TV shows, "Children Talk" and “Taylor's
appeared on the music/talk TV show "Prime Time Country,"
plus, he is featured in the motion picture 4-part series, “Thou
Book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ventriloquism (2010)
Dr. Ben Bissel
Keynote speaker at
$10,000 per speech
For his 2-hour program x 150
One of the nation's leading witty storytellers,
Ben has received standing ovations from
University to Fortune 500 companies.
Plus, he has received Congressional recognition
for his work with
government agencies and departments.
1990: “My improvement is dramatic. Sharper timing has added power and energy to my presentations
which I had already felt were at their peak.”
Updated Feb. 2009: “After I attended your helpful and fun seminar,
things kept getting
better for me.
About three years ago,
I made that goal of $10,000 a program (two hours),
and reached my retirement early.
“I really went back often to my notes from both your seminar and our
long-distance coaching sessions.
I think it was the turning point for me.
Thanks a million!”
— DR. BEN BISSEL, business keynote speaker
National Speakers Association, national management consultant.
Department of Agriculture,
Department of Defense,
universities of North
Carolina, Richmond and Virginia.
Stand-Up Comic & Keynote
Won multiple TV Emmys
I've got to hand it to you: it really works.
It took a little bit of courage,
but like you predicted
and as if by magic
. . . hysteria . . .
What a feeling!
was able to hold one laugh for 25 seconds.
— ROSS SHAFER, comedian
and business keynote speaker
Television Host of:
“The Match Game”
Fox TV's “The Late Show”
King TV's "Almost Live"
ABC's "Day's End"
ABC's "Love Me, Love Me Not"
1983 Seattle International Comedy Competition
As a keynote speaker, he has also produced 14 Human Resource training films on Customer Service, Motivation, Leadership, and Peer Pressure.
Update: July 17, 2012 Ross Shafer was inducted into "CPAE National
Speakers Association Hall of Fame."
This is NSA's highest honor, the Council of Peers Award of Excellence (CPAE), bestowed upon an elite group of professionals that includes Ronald Reagan, Art Linkletter, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Zig Ziglar.
See Ronn's hand-written endorsement of our work together in my newsletter, "Coach
article "Life as a Comedy Coach," pages 14-18.
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Starred in his own TV variety series with these 3 little friends on "The
Ronn Lucas Show"
Many times on “The Tonight Show: Starring Johnny Carson”
Ronn has appeared in Maxim Magazine.
Plus, Ronn Lucas performed before several United States Presidents.
Additional TV credits:
"The Late Show with David Letterman"
"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"
"America’s Funniest Home Videos"
"Who’s In Charge Here?" on the Disney Channel
FX Network’s hit show "Nip/Tuck"
NBC’s "1 vs. 100" game show
American Airlines’ in-flight program “Eye on American”
Ronn is the first ventriloquist to have his own, long-running show in Las Vegas.
“The World’s Best Ventriloquist”
— The New York Times and The London Times
“Entertainer of the Year”
— Gold Cabaret Awards
“Ventriloquist of the Year”
— American Society of Ventriloquists.
Del Van Dyke
Won many Comedy Competitions,
Appeared multiple times on national
Including "Showtime Comedy Club Network"
“Jim wants you to think only of being a Headliner.
His beginner, intermediate and advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshops,
plus his "Comedy Marathon Contests,"
all worked for me:
•I went on to win other comedy contests,
•and had many appearances on national
I'm now a regular comedy headliner!”
— DEL VAN DYKE, Comedian
“It's Showtime at the Apollo”
“MTV's Half Hour Comedy Hour”
“Showtime Comedy Club Network”
Black Entertainment Television's “Comedy Hour” & “Comic's
View” ABC's “George Schlatter's Comedy Club”
1986 Great Northern California Comedy Competition
1992 Alameda Comedy Competition.
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